THE Global Maritime Forum has signed a partnership agreement the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation to accelerate the shipping industry’s low-carbon future.    

The collaboration between the Global Maritime Forum and the Singapore-based non-profit will support a range of net-zero emission projects and programs.

These include the sharing of knowledge and data analytics, and steps supporting the development of green corridors.

The two organisations will also work toward the development of industry-led project consortia for low or net-zero emission shipping demonstrations and pilots.

“Decarbonising the maritime industry is a grand challenge that requires all hands on deck and strong collaboration across the entire value chain,” GCMD CEO Lynn Loo said.

She said the partnership would leverage the strengths of both organisations in moving the industry toward meeting goals set out by the International Maritime Organization.

“We hope to bring GCMD’s domain and technical expertise together with the Global Maritime Forum’s broad-based community and platform to encourage and drive global industry dialogue as well as spur action towards developing and deploying solutions for decarbonisation.”

Global Maritime Forum CEO Johannah Christensen said urgent action is needed from all stakeholders across the maritime value chain to decarbonise international shipping.

This ambition aligns with the Paris Agreement goal of limiting global warming to 1.5 degrees Celsius.

“We are looking forward to collaborating with the Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation on informing and mobilizing collective action towards our shared goal,” she said.

The Global Centre for Maritime Decarbonisation was formed last year with funding from the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore and six founding partners.

The partners include BHP, BW, DNV Foundation, Eastern Pacific Shipping, Ocean Network Express, and Sembcorp Marine.